Remote working hub voucher scheme goes live today

A new voucher scheme for remote working hubs has gone live today, giving workers the opportunity to access remote hubs for free at a variety of locations across the county and country.

Over 10,000 free access days are being handed out by Government at remote working hubs as part of the new initiative.

This is alongside a current programme developed by Donegal County Council, with the council also giving out free vouchers as part of a working holiday scheme.

The Government say it’s intended that the scheme will run over two phases, with phase one will running from now until August 31st, with the second phase starting in September and expected to run into early 2023.

The first phase sees three vouchers been credited to the accounts of all registered ConnectedHubs.ie users, with each voucher redeemable for a day’s hot-desk working in participating hubs.

They can be redeemed at any of the 15 remote working hubs in County Donegal, as well as elsewhere in the country.

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys said:

“I am delighted to announce that the Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme is now live.

“This scheme gives people an opportunity to try out our many remote working hubs across the country for free.

“This Voucher Scheme will help more people to realise the benefits of remote working and will provide an opportunity to ‘try before you buy’.

“Whether you are fitting in some work while on holiday in Ireland or looking to relocate to rural Ireland, Connected Hubs has an option for you.”

Minister Humphreys continued:

“The census figures released last week show population growth in every county with some of the largest increases happening in rural counties like Longford and Leitrim. This bucks previous trends where we have seen some rural counties experience population decline.

“The fact is there are now more people living and working in rural Ireland than ever before.

“Through the implementation of Our Rural Future and the continued drive towards remote working, I want to ensure we continue these positive trends for the benefit of our rural communities.

“The Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme will allow people to try out their local hub for free and I believe many will see it is a much better option for them than working from the kitchen table or facing a long commute.

“They may also decide that the hubs in our wonderful regional towns and villages would make the option of relocating, or moving home, a viable one.”

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